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Student Discounts You Absolutely Can’t Pass Up

This post is from a student, parent, or professional contributor. The opinions expressed by the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions, viewpoints, or policies of Niche.

We all know that cash can get tight, especially when you move out of your parents’ digs and head off to college all by your lonesome. It’s a freeing time, for sure, but it’s also fraught with some financial worries.

But when it comes to perfecting your fit, developing your computer skills or protecting your ride, your expenses don’t have to break the bank. Follow our sage advice and pad your wallet with the best student discounts.

Amazon Prime

Nab 6 free months of Amazon Prime when you sign up for a new Amazon Student account. Then, when you’re six months is up, you get the monthly rate chopped in half—from $12.99 to $6.49 a month. And exclusive perks for students include:

  • Movies and shows for 99 cents each up to the first year
  • Unlimited, ad-free music on Amazon Music for 99 cents a month
  • Free two-month trial of Kindle Unlimited
  • Special discounts on textbooks and e-textbook rentals


Spotify Premium Student membership is free for the first month with student email address. After that, it’s only $4.99 a month to enjoy Premium, Hulu and SHOWTIME. All done? You can cancel anytime.

Tech tools

At Microsoft, use your college email address (at eligible institutions) and get Office 365 for free.

At Adobe, save over 60 percent—now just $19.99/month—on entire suite of Adobe products (there’s more than 20!), including:

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • InDesign
  • Premiere
  • Illustrator… and more!

Students Beans

With Student Beans, get student-only discounts at more than 650 brands and stores in fashion, technology, food, entertainment and more, including:





…and more!


Find deals on deals with a UNiDAYS account. The site curated specifically for students curates all the web’s best deals in beauty, fitness, food, fashion and more.

Car insurance

Don’t forget to save money on the essentials, like car insurance. Not locking in a student discount can end up costing your hundreds, even thousands of dollar. Check out your curent coverage, because the following offer some decent discounts to take a chunk out of your premium:

  • Geico – Good student discount. 15% off.
  • State Farm – You can save up to 25% just for getting good grades! And the savings last after you graduate from college, until you turn 25. To receive the discount, the student must be 16-25 years old; enrolled full-time in high school, college or home schooling; and show proof of a B or 3.0 GPA or top 20% in class rank or have qualifying test scores if homeschooled.
  • Farmers Insurance – Good Student discount. 3.0 or better GPA, Dean’s List, Honor Roll, top 20% of class, or top 20% on standardized testing
  • Nationwide – Good Student discount. We offer a student discount for drivers 16 to 24. Drivers must be full-time high school or college students and maintain a minimum B average to qualify for the student car insurance discount.

Hot Tip: Keep scrolling

Listen up. Not all sites want to announce in all caps that they have STUDENT DISCOUNTS!!! To make sure you’re not leaving cash on the table, navigate to your fave brand’s homepage, scroll down to the bottom menu and look for a link to “student discounts” or a similar heading. They might be a little buried, but they’re worth every penny it takes to find them.

Here are a few we unearthed so you don’t have to. Send a thank you gift, maybe?


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